Recently, a Manchester-based journalist, Helen McCarthy, approached various members of the MLM (and anti-MLM) community, myself included.
Helen is the face behind That’s a Cult? Podcasts. Each episode is about groups of people on the internet and why they connect with each other. It’s also about how these groups could sometimes – even just a little bit – be compared to cults. For Episode 2’s case, MLMs are the primary focus.
Helen wanted to present a balanced view of MLMs for this episode of her podcast series, aptly titled ‘MLM Schemes‘. Of course, I was happy to provide an interview for the anti-MLM side. You’ll also hear from folk such as John Evans of Juice Plus / MLM Lies Exposed, Jerome ‘The Finance Guy‘ and of course those in the pro-MLM community, including a serial-MLMer, and one with a downline of over 20 people.
Get yourself comfy and make yourself a cuppa, or download it for later and listen at leisure – there’s options for both Apple and Android users:
Episode 2 of That’s a Cult? Podcast coming soon to Spotify – stay tuned.
You can also connect with Helen McCarthy on Twitter by following @helenlmccarthy.
If you like what I do and wish to support my anti-MLM mission (and turn my #Poonique story into a detailed novella), please consider becoming my Patreon.
Don’t forget to join the MLM fight on social media – if you’re on Twitter, please give @ElleBeauBlog a follow (and help me get the #Poonique hashtag trending again!). Alternatively, join in the discussion with Elle Beau, the Anti-Blogger on Facebook. I am also on Instagram now – look for @ellebeaublog!
Please, also check out the good work of the people of Bot Watch, Juice Plus/MLM Lies Exposed and Timeless Vie. They work tirelessly to expose the truth and lies of the MLM industry, so anyone considering this line of work can make a fair, informed decision . In fact, I now have a Recommended Reading page for Anti-MLM writers and interesting lifestyle bloggers I think you will enjoy, such as Chammy in Real Life and my very first Patreon, @YourOlly.
For something a little different to pyramid schemes, I would also recommend a look at what Bad Psychics are up to. Award-winning and seen-on-TV, they have worked to expose false claims made by psychics, mediums and the paranormal since 2003.